Monthly Archives: May 2013

Census Bureau Honors Veterans

In honor of America's war veterans the Census Bureau has add a new web page to its InfoGraphics series.  The InfoGraphics series is part of the Bureau's efforts to use data visualization techniques to present in an easy to understand format the information contained in it data collection.

The Memorial Day Information Graphic is located at  It includes a timeline across major conflicts with counts of those who served and who died.  There are also graphics pertaining to the current makeup of our armed forces

Journalism Library Data Viz Contest – Decorate Our Wall EXTENDED

Hold the phone!!!  The Journalism Library is excited to EXTEND the deadline for the data visualization contest! Submit your entries by Wednesday, May 15th 5pm, for a chance to see yours in poster-size proudly displayed in the Journalism Library. The winner will also receive a libraries mug and the opportunity to submit your work to Columbia University Libraries Academic Commons.

Contest Rules:

  • submissions must use publicly available data; data is broadly defined and can include video, audio, photo
  • submissions must be received no later than 5pm on May 15th – please send to
  • you may use previously submitted class work!
  • submissions must be in PDF – please do not include your name in the filename, but please share with us the following in your email!
    • your full name
    • graduation year
    • title for your creation
    • data source/s used

Try Ashley's new cool data tools page for help and ideas!

All submissions will be judged based on accurate use of data and originality in aesthetic presentation; panel of judges includes Journalism Librarian, Cristina Ergunay, Data Services Coordinator, Ashley Jester, and JSchool Professors Susan McGregor and Mark Hansen!

The winner will be announced at the JSchool Innovation Showcase on May 17th. We look forward to your submissions! 

Lehman Library End of Semester Hours

Lehman Library will have extended library hours and study hall hours until the end of finals, May 16th as follows:


            End of Semester Hours                           Study Space Only

    Monday – Thursday    9am – midnight               midnight – 4am

    Friday                            9am – 10pm                   10pm – 4am

    Saturday                       10am – 10pm                 10pm – 4am

    Sunday                          11am – midnight            midnight – 4am

All service desks close 15 minutes prior to study hall beginning.